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A star is born

UCLA walk-on Mustafa Abdul-Hamid becomes a star with one shot.

Updated: January 22, 2010, 4:13 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

It is a list so long and lurid it's hard to know where to start.

An astounding series of events that all leads to Mustafa Abdul-Hamid having the ball in his hands with the game on the line, pump-faking like there was no one else in the gym, and swishing a buzzer-beater to give UCLA a 62-61 win over Washington that made everyone in Pauley Pavilion forget for a second that the Bruins are just 8-10 on the season.

Was it the day in the summer of 2006 that Davidson offered a scholarship ...

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